Rivers Angels emerge back to back NWPL Champions

 

BY Faith Oluchi

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Rivers Angels Starting IX vs Bayelsa Queens

 

Rivers Angels have successfully defended their Nigeria Women Premier League crown after beating Bayelsa Queens 1-0 at the Super Six final on Thursday.

Super Falcons left back Osinachi Ohale’s 40th minute goal was enough to hand her side their unprecedented sixth league title at the Umuahia Township Stadium in Abia State.

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NWPL Trophy

 

The Angels took control of the game from the opening minutes and could have gone a goal up if not for the heroics of Bayelsa Queens’ goalkeeper, Alaba Jonathan.

Bayelsa Queens also enjoyed their fair share of chances especially towards the end of the game when they made Rivers Angels’ defense tremble for almost five minutes.

But the Angels held on and went on to lift their second consecutive league title.

The Port Harcourt outfit maintained a 100 percent record, winning all their matches at the Super Six, against Nasarawa Amazons, Sunshine Queens and Bayelsa Queens respectively.

Nasarawa Amazons defeated Delta Queens 2-1 in the third place match to claim the bronze at the end of the four-day competition.

In the Pro-league final, Abia Angels overpowered Tokas Queens 3-0 to emerge champions for the 2014/15 league season.

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Abia Angels captain lifting the pro-league trophy

With the conclusion of the Super Six competition on Thursday in Umuahia, the 2014/15 NWPL season has officially come to an end.

The NWPL Super Six competition was aimed at producing the overall winner of the league after the regular season saw 16 teams competing in two groups.

 

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